UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, May 7, 2018
OC 50: Howard Gillman
Howard Gillman, Chancellor of UC Irvine, appointed as sixth chancellor in 2014. Established Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. Increased annual research support by more than $100 million, setting university record … UCI Ranked No. 9 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report, Top 10 Most Value Schools by Forbes and Money for affordability, quality of education …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, May 2, 2018
Marcia Hafif, Painter of Monochromatic Works, Is Dead at 88
In 1969, Ms. Hafif returned to the United States to attend the University of California at Irvine, where she earned a master of fine arts degree in 1971. “I took those two years at U.C.I. to explore other things, to see, read, study, meet people, make work,” she told The Orange County Register in 2011. “That was extremely useful to me and changed my way of thinking about painting. Afterward, I went back to painting, but I was painting with a different view.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Poets & Quants, May 5, 2018
2018 Best MBAs: Luana Moro Okumura, U.C.-Irvine (Merage)
Luana Moro Okumura … “I am the epitome of diversity in a person: I was born in Brazil, but I am also Italian, and I have a Japanese last name” … MBA: University of California, Irvine, USA … 1st Place Winner amongst 90 teams of the 2017 New Venture Competition at the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and UCI Applied Innovation.

Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2018
California’s hottest surf spot is a Kelly Slater-designed artificial wave pool 100 miles inland
The controversy surrounding the ranch reminds Aaron James, a UC Irvine philosophy professor and surfer, of an essential debate between Socrates and Callicles, a quarrel over the nature of desire and satisfaction. “Surfers have a deep sense of ebb and flow, which is part of life,” says James, who wrote the book “Surfing with Sartre.” “The flow periods are joyous and exciting because you spent a lot of time chasing those waves.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, May 8, 2018
Russians will hack again in ’18. Here’s how So Cal elections will answer
“I think we’re in a much better place in 2016 because we really have our antennas up,” UC Irvine law professor Jack Lerner, who studies electronic voting, said of California’s system. “I don’t think we’re totally safe unless we have a (mandatory risk-limiting) audit, the way experts have recommended. But we’re in way better shape than other jurisdictions.”

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